Cervical Disc Replacement
An artificial disc is a device inserted between two cervical vertebrae after an intervertebral disc has been surgically removed in the process of decompressing the spinal cord or a nerve root.
The goal of cervical artificial disc replacement is to reduce pain and improve mobility in patients with chronic upper (cervical) back pain. The purpose of artificial disc replacement is to replace the worn out disc while also preserving the spine’s motion. The result is reduced pain and no increased risk of problems developing at an adjacent level of the spine.